Pokémon Players Cup IV

The fourth installment of the Pokémon Players Cup is an online tournament taking place from April through late July 2021. Players from around the world will have the opportunity to prove their mettle as Pokémon Trainers. Battle against other Trainers around the world to win a share of $45,000 in prizes and, perhaps more importantly, bragging rights as one of the top Pokémon Trainers in the world!

The fourth Pokémon Players Cup will feature three separate competitions—one for Pokémon TCG players, one for video game players featuring Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and one for Pokkén Tournament DX players. The video game competition will use the Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) rules. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup IV is limited to Masters Division players. Additional eligibility rules may apply.

The Pokémon Players Cup IV will take place in three phases: an open qualifier, a Region Qualifier round, and the Global Finals. Be sure to check out the Pokémon TCG event, the video game event, and the Pokkén Tournament DX event pages for information including scheduling, prizes, and more.

The players who come out on top in the qualifier stages will be eligible to compete in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup IV in July. Matches will be broadcast on the official Pokémon Twitch and YouTube channels. Learn more on the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream information page.


Qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup IV Global Finals

From the Pokémon Players Cup IV Region Qualifiers, the following numbers of players will be selected to compete in the finals.


Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV North America Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Latin America Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV North America Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Latin America Region Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV North America Region Qualifier

  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier

  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier

The Oceania rating zone comprises only Australia and New Zealand.


Prizes

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Online based on final standings from the Global Finals:

    • 1st: $5,000

    • 2nd: $3,500

    • 3rd: $2,500

    • 4th: $2,000

    • T-5th: $1,250

    • T-7th: $750

    • T-9th: $500

    • T-13th: $250

  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield based on final standings from the Global Finals:

    • 1st: $5,000

    • 2nd: $3,500

    • 3rd: $2,500

    • 4th: $2,000

    • T-5th: $1,250

    • T-7th: $750

    • T-9th: $500

    • T-13th: $250

  • Pokkén Tournament DX based on final standings from the Global Finals:

    • 1st: $1,250

    • 2nd: $1,000

    • 3rd: $750

    • 4th: $600

    • T-5th: $450

    • T-7th: $250

  • Eligible players who qualify for the Region Qualifiers for the Pokémon TCG or video game competition (or the Global Finals for Pokkén Tournament DX) and who also have a Pokémon TCG Online account will receive a special in-game deck box and card sleeves. Players must have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with their participating Pokémon Trainer Club account at least once prior to the start of the Region Qualifiers in order to receive these items—they will not be retroactively granted if players do not complete this step on time.

Good luck in the Pokémon Players Cup IV, Trainers!




*All details, including rules, dates, and eligibility, are subject to change.

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